UPDATE, 5:04 p.m.: State Fire Marshal officials said it is believed that the homeowner was a male in his mid-60s. Official identification and cause of death are still pending with the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office. The body of a pet dog was also found in the home.
Smoke alarms were located in the home, however, none contained batteries. The fire seems to have originated in the living room area, where the man was known to sleep. State Fire Marshal investigators are looking for potential electrical malfunctions and/or unsafe smoking practices as possible contributing factors to the fire.
ORIGINAL POST: ERATH, La. (KLFY) — One person is dead after a house fire in Erath last night (June 14).
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office reported the death after the Erath Fire Department responded to a blazein the 600 block of Severin Street shortly after 8:15 p.m. Sunday night. Firefighters found the body inside the residence.
This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.